Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JMG Services, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. JMG Services

    JMG Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Just curious as to how you bill your customers and how often you do it. Whats the most efficient way?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,842

    Mail the invoices out at the first of the month and they mail me a check back.
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  3. LawnMastersTN

    LawnMastersTN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I do different types of billing depending on the customer. All commercial accounts get a bill once a month, houses either get bill left in mailbox every service of get billed once a month also. depends on it they have a contract or not. everyone does it different
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    All my clients are e-mailed a statement at the first of the month through quickbooks and they mail their payments in, just like any other business.
  5. chs1993

    chs1993 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    quickbooks, email or paper statements. checks or credit cards. One time customers are invoiced asap and contract customers first day of every month
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Quickbooks, and E-mail most. Residentials like to use the CC which does get costly but if it helps them I am happy.
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Our office manager mails out invoices on the last day of the month, you have untill the 10th for the payment to be in MY office or I charge 3% interest, after 30 days, we send out a registered letter, after 60 days we file.......
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Not allowing much time for the postal workers to do their thing
  9. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    We leave monthly statements for the previous month on their door with the first cutting of the new month. However we are slowly converting our clientele over to billing through their e-mail (much easier this way). Of course you will never get everyone to agree to billing through e-mail.
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    We dont travel very far to cut grass. and I bed most others dont too
    EVERY MONTH. I have 3 customers that there payment is in MY have 3 days after the invoices hit the mail box. <------ NOTICE the PERIOD....

    It's a shame only utility companys can charge there % and we CANT. Becasue I dammed sure would

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